Common Cents

A Budget Workbook

by Earn Spend Live

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The Complete Book of Calligraphy & Lettering

A comprehensive guide to more than 100 traditional calligraphy and hand-lettering techniques

by Cari Ferraro; Eugene Metcalf; Arthur Newhall; John Stevens

En Plein Air: Acrylic

Expert techniques and simple step-by-step projects for creating dynamic landscapes in the open air with acrylic

by Mark Mehaffey

It is a painting course with step by step projects with a focus on finding your own voice or style.

En Plein Air: Watercolor

Expert techniques and simple step-by-step projects for creating dynamic landscapes in the open air with watercolor

by Ron Stocke

Hygge: The Danish Secrets of Happiness

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Maya Thoresen (Publisher), Sarah DaMetz (Narrator)

Hygge seems to be a concept similar in some ways to the recent interests in minimalism and mindfulness.  It is defined as a “quality of coziness” and is focused on your own comfort and joy.

This book discusses hygge with regards to your home, decor, pets, children, work, relationships, and finances.

I find the notion of “Swedish Death Cleaning” to be intriguing, although I find it less morbid to pretend I am moving rather than dying.

The narration is quite soothing and fits in well with the material.

I received this book through Audiobook Boom in exchange for an honest review. 2.5/5 stars.

You Goal, Girl

A Goal-Setting Workbook

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Led Zeppelin

All the Albums, All the Songs, Expanded Edition

by Martin Popoffled zep

Vertical Vegetables

Simple Projects that Deliver More Yield in Less Space

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Lee Hammond’s All New Big Book of Drawing

Beginner’s Guide to Realistic Drawing Techniques

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Nature Art Workshop


Tips, techniques, and step-by-step projects for creating nature-inspired art

by Katie Brooks, Sarah Lorraine Edwards, Allison Hetzell, Mikko Sumulong

I found this inspirational, with instructions on how to press flowers and make art from found natural objects such as stones, leaves, shells, wood, and feathers.  It’s not project heavy, allowing you to bring your own creativity.

The background watercolor illustrations were even prettier than the main content, but this may have been the cause of difficult load in Adobe Reader.  I would recommend buying the print version rather than electronic.

I received an electronic copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3/5 stars.